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Maybe it’s true; imitation is the sincerest form of fl attery. In that case, it’s unlikely that any chair has been fl attered as much as Viken. When Gunilla Norin designed it in 1983, she wanted a practical and comfortable chair for her balcony. So she made one. Viken is the very essence of an idea that in hindsight is so obvious that it seems so simple: overlap the slats, so the seat can be folded. But the structure is unusual, because it is made entirely from wood. There are no screws, frame or metal rods. What you see is what you get. And what you see is teak. For the past thirty years, the imitations, the copies and the mimics have come thick and fast. Some believe that it’s the most copied of all chairs. And that could well be the case. When you buy Viken, you’re buying the original. And it’s an extremely comfortable original in which to sit. Just as well Gunilla didn’t just buy a chair that fateful day.
|Features||OUR SELECTION OF MATERIALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT All our oak, teak, ash, linen, leather and glass is selected from a long-term perspective of sustainability. Our teak comes from carefully selected approved plantations with the highest available quality. The oak comes from wood suppliers who take great responsibility for the environment in all stages of production. Our linen comes from wellknown Romo and our outdoor fabrics are from Sunbrella and Ferrari, both leading companies in the development of weather-resistant fabrics.|
|Care Notes||Wood is a material that needs to be looked after well. By caring for your
furniture properly, you can increase its lifespan and keep it beautiful.
One simple way to do this is by wiping it with a damp cloth, so that
pollen, bird droppings and other types of dirt do not gain a foothold.
Our oiled oak furniture is finished with quality oil. Maintenance needs are determined by how much the furniture is exposed to the sun, water and general use. However, a rule of thumb is that you should oil your furniture twice a year. Over time, small cracks will form in the wood; this is entirely normal and gives what is known as patina. If you prefer, you can choose not to oil your furniture. It will then develop a lovely grey hue, but will be less resistant to the elements. PAINTED WOOD Painted surfaces can usually go three to four seasons outdoors without a great deal of maintenance. However, if paint gets chipped or becomes worn, you need to repair it immediately. TEAK We recommend that you allow your teak furniture to age naturally and that you simply clean it thoroughly once or twice a year. If you want to retain the golden-brown colour of new teak you will commit to a regular maintenance program. If the furniture is left to age naturally outside by being exposed to light, air and rain, then the surface of the teak will gradually change to beautiful soft, silver-grey.